The commonest and most serious complication of neonatal ovarian cysts is torsion. Ovarian torsion leads to loss of the ovary. We report a case of a torsioned and autoamputated right ovarian cyst presenting as a duplication cyst of the intestine in a newborn. An abdominal cystic mass 4.8 x 3.4 cm in diameter was diagnosed in a 36-week-gestation fetus using antenatal ultrasonography (US). The physical examination revealed a mobile abdominal mass in the right upper quadrant. Postnatal US confirmed a cystic mass in the right upper quadrant. Intraoperatively, the ovarian cyst was autoamputated and it was adhered to the antimesenteric edge of the ileum by a fibrotic band. The right ovary could not be found. Autoamputated ovarian cysts should be considered in the differential diagnosis of mobile abdominal masses with atypical localizations.
UĞURALP, SEMA; HARMA, BİRSEN; SIĞIRCI, AHMET; and KARADAĞ, NEŞE (2007) "A Torsioned and Autoamputated Ovarian Cyst Simulating a Duplication Cyst: A Case Report," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 37: No. 2, Article 9. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol37/iss2/9